Brexit News Archive: 04 Jun 2016

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Momentum for Brexit and fixing migration in the UK
FT   |   Sat, 4 Jun 2016 10:47:10

The politicisation of truth

I showedsome poll results yesterday suggesting that on Brexit the public trusted academics more than anyone except friends and family. Academic economists overwhelming think Brexit will be bad for the UK economy, and therefore bad for the average person's prosperity. Ryan Bourne of the Institute of Economic Affairs (right wing ...
Mainly Macro   |   Sat, 4 Jun 2016 09:17:00

The Invisible Hand Props Markets

It's said loud and clear on the Street that clients and investors in general aren't buying this rally. Low volume suggests this. Tuesday markets were weak early given BREXIT worries but then out of the blue buyers appeared boosting markets well off their lows. Wednesday stocks opened weak once again ...
ETF Digest   |   Sat, 4 Jun 2016 00:09:04

UK has had enough of experts, says Gove

Brexit campaigner offers to have disputed EU contribution figure audited
FT   |   Fri, 3 Jun 2016 20:59:54

Points system more liberal than you think

Such a scheme in the UK would not have the effect that Brexiters expect, writes John McTernan
FT   |   Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:28:07

Campaign Report: 21 Days to Go

Leave message: Patriotic England footballers for Brexit! Remain message: Farmers weekly back Remain. Cut through: Cameron's grilling on Sky's #InOrOut Debate. Leave social media count: 446,349 likes, 49,936 followers. Remain social media count: 449,429 likes, 32,921 followers. Odds : Remain [...]
Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:09:42

The Fed faces bigger problems than Brexit

There is little case for raising US rates regardless of UK referendum
FT   |   Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:06:39

Shock US jobs report as payrolls growth lowest for more than 5 years - as it happened

US payrolls: big miss as just 38,000 jobs added JP Morgan boss: Brexit could mean 4,000 job losses UK services sector grows in May Eurozone PMIs signal slowing growth BHS: Sir Phillip Green accused of 'lamentable behaviour' Sign up for experimental mobile alerts for the May jobs report 6.05pm BST ...
until 2.45 / Guardian   |   Fri, 3 Jun 2016 17:07:32

Investors put brakes on high-grade bonds

Fed meeting and Brexit vote help to hold back fund inflows
FT   |   Fri, 3 Jun 2016 15:56:58

Brexit: a déj vu?

Key takeaway - History has proven that the United Kingdom (UK) is a reluctant European: it systematically questions - but eventually integrates in - the European Union (EU). On June 23, 2016, a referendum will decide whether the UK should remain in the EU. This is not a first: in ...
Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi / EconoMonitor   |   Fri, 3 Jun 2016 15:52:31

Equities in pole position if fears ease

Bold investors should look to Europe and Japan for winners despite Brexit jitters
FT   |   Fri, 3 Jun 2016 14:37:04

Downing Street Scream Blue Purdah

Downing Street/Remain have been rattled by Vote Leave's recent strategy shift towards proposing a post-Brexit policy platform. In the last week or so Gove, Boris and Priti have begun to offer alternative policies for a Leave government, such as an [...]
Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 3 Jun 2016 14:05:04

Hilsenrath: Jobs Shortfall Makes June Rate Rise Less Likely, But July on the Table

Friday's jobs report undermines the notion that labor market conditions are continuing to strengthen, which will give Fed officials serious pause about moving rates up in June, especially as they already have concerns related to the June 23 "Brexit" vote.
WSJ   |   Fri, 3 Jun 2016 13:21:23

Support for Brexit is no longer a minority viewpoint on the British left

In recent years, Euroscepticism has frequently been associated with the right of the political spectrum in the UK, but a number of figures on the left have also voiced their support for the country leaving the EU. Imke Henkel writes that while criticism of the EU's handling of the Eurozone ...
Blog Admin / British Politics and Policy at LSE   |   Wed, 1 Jun 2016 11:00:45

A British Test of Reason

If voters in the UK decide in the country's referendum on June 23 to leave the EU, it will not be for economic reasons; indeed, it is more than apparent that Brexit would carry huge economic costs. So why does the outcome of the vote remain far from certain?
Jean Pisani-Ferry / Project Syndicate   |   Tue, 31 May 2016 17:23:30

Brexit 'an enormous economic problem'

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says leaving the EU would create "an enormous economic problem" following any Brexit vote on 23 June.
BBC   |   Sun, 29 May 2016 12:44:49